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Colored light therapy: overview of its history, theory, recent developments and clinical applications combined with acupuncture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10513100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Light therapy has a long history, dating from ancient Egypt to the contemporary treatment of seasonal affective disorder. In the early half of this century, Dinshah Ghadiali, MD PhD, refined a sophisticated system of color therapy. Influenced by a strong background in mathematics and physics, he determined specific "attributes" of the colors of the spectrum, i.e., their specific effects on human physiology. Later research has confirmed many of his concepts and spawned evolution of new systems for application of light therapy including irradiation of acupuncture points. According to the author, his system dovetails nicely with traditional Oriental medicine theory, relating colors to the internal organs and meridian system. Of particular note is recent Russian research which has shown that light is conducted within the body along the acupuncture meridians leading the authors to ponder: Do acupuncture meridians function as a light (photon) transferal system within the body, not unlike optical fiber? Case studies provide support for the clinical benefits of light therapy. The emerging contemporary color therapy systems of Mandel (Colorpuncture) and McWilliams (Chromo-pressure) are discussed, and a newly patented device is introduced.
Authors:
A Cocilovo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of acupuncture     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0091-3960     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Acupunct     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367526     Medline TA:  Am J Acupunct     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Acupuncture Clinic of Prescott, AZ 86305, USA. cocilovo@futureone.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Therapy*
Adolescent
Color Therapy*
Complementary Therapies
Fatigue / therapy
Female
Humans
Leg
Light
Male
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / therapy
Pharyngitis
Rhinitis / therapy
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / therapy

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